The 'Love Hormone' (Oxytocin) May Quiet Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Tim Hogan, Sep 23, 2016.

    1. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      Actually, it definitely does in my experience (blush).
       
    2. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      I’ve been in touch with a doctor who agreed to prescribe oxytocin nasal spray for me to try it out. She knows I have a chain saw running full blast in my head and is trying to help me. Anyway, we have found that the spray that was once used for lactating mothers is no longer available.

      So on Amazon I found some oxytocin lozenges to dissolve under the tongue. I’ve ordered a bottle and am going to test it out. The clinical trials are using 9 ml spray 4 times a day. These lozenges are 5 ml each so I’m going to do 2 of them 4 times a day for a week and see what happens. My doctor says they won’t harm me and maybe they will help. Will update you guys later.

      Obviously I’ll try anything halfway sane...
       
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    3. Mentos

      Mentos Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cracow, Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, loud rock concert
      I have Oxytocin nasal spray at home, 25ml. Do you think, as per the clinical trial, I should take 9ml each day, or each application? I'm trying to determine how much to take each day.
       
    4. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      It depends on what you have. Is it a Rx and has it been refrigerated? If not, it probably is heavily diluted and that means it’s not what they are using in the clinical trials. When I was a doula and my new mothers were using the spray, it was a prescription and had to be refrigerated. It was called Syntocinon. I spoke recently with a friend who is a licensed lactation specialist and she told me that medication is no longer being used nor is it available.

      What is yours called and where did you get it? I’m not a doctor so of course I can’t tell you much about this, I’m just going by what I’ve read and that’s not the same as medical advice.
       
    5. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Never heard of Syntocinon being used intranasally in obstetrics.

      We (Werribee Mercy - Melbourne) have transitioned over to Carbetocin... wonder if that has the same effect?
       
    6. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      Hi Deb, I think the use here would have been considered pediatric and not obstetric since the Rx would come from a pediatrician. It was used to facilitate milk letdown in nursing mothers. I don’t know much about the pharmacology as I was just there to assist the mother.
       
    7. Flyingsheep
      Sheepish

      Flyingsheep Member

      Location:
      Cleveland, OH
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      How about this:

      https://nootropicsource.com/shop/nasal-spray/oxytocin-spray/

      It says shipped with temperature control.
       
    8. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      I checked out the link! That’s exactly what I was looking for... but it says it’s for research use only, do you think an individual can purchase it?

      I received my Oxytocin lozenges yesterday and today I’ve been doing 2 sublingually 4 times. No idea if this will help or not. I’m not doing this under medical care so I don’t know if I should even be telling anyone. Anyway, since I know it used to be used for increasing breast milk I’m assuming it’s fairly benign.
       
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    9. Flyingsheep
      Sheepish

      Flyingsheep Member

      Location:
      Cleveland, OH
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      You're fine, there isn't any law or anyone who's going to go after you since it's not a controlled substance. They just put that there as a disclaimer.
       
    10. ploughna

      ploughna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      motor racing and power tools
      I wonder why this has just recently come back on the radar with a new study, the last being the Brazil one from 3 years ago? Internet searches turn up nothing between then and now. Would be great if there were something to this given it's an available medication.
      Not sure about those internet sites for a reliable supply though...
       
    11. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      I’ve researched this further, since the Oxytocin lozenges I tried didn’t do anything. I learned that Oxytocin does not pass through the brain blood barrier except through one place high up in the nasal cavity, thus the use of the nasal spray.

      I have not been able to find anything more from the clinical trials. I will post if I do.
       
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    12. ploughna

      ploughna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      motor racing and power tools
      Thanks for looking into it. Update on my end - I'm now taking part in the NYU study so can report back when it's complete. What I can tell you is that the spray is not readily available - it's made to order by a compounding pharmacy, needs to be kept refrigerated and (per the label on the bottle) has a relatively short expiration date.
       
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    13. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      Wow that’s awesome news! Yes I think the spray you’re using is nothing like what some have ordered from online sellers which is why they never got any relief. The Rx spray we used to have for nursing mothers was as you described, had to be refrigerated and expired quickly. It’s no longer available according to my friend who is an IBCLC. Do keep us posted! I’m so envious of you!
       

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